Steven Jay Rubin is the founder and president of Fast Carrier Pictures, Inc., a Los Angeles-based motion picture and television production company. He made his producing debut for Showtime in 2001 on the baseball comedy classic Bleacher Bums, starring Peter Riegert, Brad Garrett, Wayne Knight and Charles Durning. In 2002, for the Hallmark Channel, he produced the true World War II drama, Silent Night, starring Linda Hamilton, which was nominated for four Canadian television academy awards.
Rubin was the executive producer of Archie’s Final Project, a teen dramedy which starred David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Joe Mantegna, Nora Dunn, Tony Hale, Harry Shearer and amazing newcomer, Gabriel Sunday – a film that won 19 Best Picture awards around the world, including the Crystal Bear for Best Picture in its class at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Rubin wrote, produced and directed the feature documentary, East L.A. Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon (Virgil Films).
Rubin is currently developing a theatrical remake of the popular ABC television series, Combat!, and he’s a producer on the feature biographical film that will dramatize the life of television legend, Rod Serling. With top television comedy writer, Billy Riback, he recently wrote the feature time travel comedy 7-11 B.C., which is out to directors; and with award-winning filmmaker David Lee Miller, he has written Mouschi: The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank, an animated feature.
As a film historian, Rubin was nominated for Best Classic Commentary in 2004 by the DVD Exclusive Academy for his hosting work on the Special Edition DVD release of The Great Escape, a film he also covered in a documentary that debuted on Showtime in 1993. As a marketing executive, with a specialty in publicity and promotion, Rubin worked on the publicity campaigns for over 150 movies and television series, including Pretty in Pink, Porky’s, Eddie and the Cruisers, Weekend at Bernie’s and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. He is also the author of seven books, including Combat Films: American Realism 1945-2010 (McFarland and Co, 2011). Reel Exposure: How to Publicize and Promote Today’s Motion Pictures (Broadway Press, 1991), The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia (McGraw Hill, 2002) and Secrets of the Great Science Fiction Films (Kino Verlag, 1984).
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elisa, daughter Jaymie and son Darren.
Name: Steven Jay Rubin
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Fast Carrier Pictures
Unique traits: Respected historian, author, researcher, World War II film expert, James Bond film expert, science fiction film expert. Experienced promoter and publicist with over 150 film and television campaigns.